During winter due to excess snowfall, snow emergencies are common. You should be aware of how you can handle snow emergencies so that your life is not in danger. In order to ensure that you are able to handle snow emergencies, here are a few tips that you need to follow.
1) Plan Your Snow Removal Work
As and when the government declares a snow emergency, it is better to get prepared for the snow removal process. For this purpose, you first need to plan your snow removal process. Based on what the weather conditions are, you might need to shovel the same place several times. Make sure you are aware of the areas where there are punctures and where there are more chances of traffic. These are the areas where you need to first focus on while snow shoveling. Also, look for a place where you will keep the shoveled snow beforehand. Try to find a place where the melted snow can get drained easily.
2) Carry Emergency/Survival Kit
There is a high chance that due to heavy snowfall, you might get stuck somewhere outside. Hence, it is very important to carry an emergency kit along with you when going out for snow removal process. Your emergency kit should have extra warm clothing, blanket, flashlight, shovel, gloves, plenty of water, and eatables. In eatables, carry snacks that provide instant energy like granola, power bars, beef jerky, etc.
You might even get hurt while shoveling the snow, or your body might start to pain. Carrying a first aid box with essential medicines and bandages can be beneficial in such cases. They provide instant help when you cannot get to the doctor’s place.
3) Inspect The Vehicle
When going out on your vehicle, make sure that the vehicle is in proper working condition. Check for the brakes, fluid levels of the vehicle, tire pressure, windshield washer, and other parts of the vehicle. If you have snow melting chemicals or salt kept in your vehicle, make sure to cover them properly to avoid the salt to clump up. Also, drive slowly to avoid any accidents.
4) Other Safety Measures
Along with following the above tips, here’s something more that you can do to protect yourself from snow emergencies when you step out of your house or commercial property. There are two basic safety measures you need to follow here:
Dress Up Appropriately: You do not want the cold temperature to affect your health or the shoveling process to cause any injury. Cover yourself properly and wear warm clothes when going outside for snow removal. Also, wear non-slippery boots to avoid injuries.
Warm Up: Snow shoveling is a very tiring process and causes your whole body to pain. It is always recommended that you should do a basic stretching so that your body can get ready to perform such the tedious job of removing the snow.
Sometimes the snowfall may be too heavy, and it may be nearly impossible for you to shovel the snow. In such cases, you can call a commercial snow shoveling company to remove the snow quickly and without any problem.